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    Leaders address faculty at town hall
    Wednesday, July 19, 2017
    Dozens of Keck School of Medicine of USC faculty joined Keck School Dean Rohit Varma, MD, MPH, and Tom Jackiewicz, MPH, senior vice president and CEO of Keck Medicine of USC, for a recent town hall meeting to discuss the state of the medical school, the results of the Press... Read More »
    Keck School dean honored for innovation in medicine
    Thursday, July 13, 2017
    Rohit Varma, MD, MPH, dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC, was honored at the 2017 Los Angeles Champions of Health Awards, held June 20. The awards are given by the National Medical Fellowships (NMF), which recognized Varma with the Innovation in Medicine Award, given to individuals and... Read More »
    USC’s stem cell scientists secure the dollars to fight disease
    Thursday, July 13, 2017
    The price of progress is not only the energy and talent of stem cell scientists, but also the research dollars that support their discoveries. In recent months, faculty members have secured numerous grants to support stem cell-based approaches to study and treat illnesses ranging from osteoarthritis to Alzheimer’s disease to... Read More »
    Five questions with Rod Hanners
    Tuesday, July 11, 2017
    If he wasn’t in health care, there’s a good chance Rod Hanners would be working up in Alaska, where he spent summers as a kid visiting his father, who worked for the University of Alaska. “I wanted to live in Alaska and so was thinking about being a petroleum engineer... Read More »
    Drinking coffee could lead to a longer life, scientist says
    Tuesday, July 11, 2017
    Here’s another reason to start the day with a cup of joe: Scientists have found that people who drink coffee appear to live longer. Drinking coffee was associated with a lower risk of death due to heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, and respiratory and kidney disease for African-Americans, Japanese-Americans, Latinos... Read More »
    Meet Postdoc Michaela Patterson, presenter at the ISSCR 2017 Annual Meeting
    Monday, July 10, 2017
    What’s the cure for a broken heart? Ask Michaela Patterson, PhD, a postdoctoral scholar — fellowship trainee in the USC Stem Cell laboratory of Henry Sucov, PhD, professor of stem cell biology and regenerative medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. Patterson delivered a presentation about heart regeneration at... Read More »
    Researcher Kim Staats looks for the pattern in sporadic cases of ALS
    Monday, July 10, 2017
    Kim Staats, PhD, found her calling when a childhood neighbor was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a paralyzing and fatal neurodegenerative disease. At the time, Staats, who is now a postdoctoral scholar — research associate at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, was pursuing bachelor’s and master’s degrees... Read More »